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ESC - North

5614 Neches St
Houston, TX 77026

Key Map # 454S

Facility Hours:

2nd Thursday of each month

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


ESC - South

11500 S. Post Oak Rd.
Houston, TX 77035

Key Map # 571C

Facility Hours:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Second Saturday of each month
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


 See website for MORE information about handling etc. Click here


Accepted Items at both ESC's

  • Acids
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries (Lead Acid & Rechargeable only, i.e.: car and motorized vehicles & equipment batteries; lithium - ion (Li-ION); nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH); nickel cadmium (Ni-CD). Batteries mentioned are accepted at both ESC locations and Westpark. Alkaline batteries and batteries not listed will not be accepted.
    You may safely dispose of 9V and 6V batteries by taping their terminals, sealing them in a plastic bag, and then tossing them in the trash.
  • Brake Fluid
  • Car Waxes
  • Computer Equipment and Components
  • Cooking Oil
  • Degreasers
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Electrical Appliances (small)
  • Electronic Scrap
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Fuels
  • Helium Tanks (5 gallon maximum)
  • Herbicides
  • Household Chemicals
  • Kerosene
  • Lawn Equipment (all fluids removed)
  • Mercury
  • Metal Polish
  • Metal/Wire Clothes Hangers
  • Microwaves
  • Monitors
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint (Latex & Oil Base)
  • Paint Stains/Thinners
  • Pest Strips
  • Plastic Film
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Printers
  • Propane Tanks (5 gallon maximum)
  • Solvents
  • Styrofoam Blocks (plastic #6 only; packaging "peanuts" are not accepted.)
  • Telephone Equipment
  • Thermostats (Mercury Based Accepted)
  • Tires (5 tires per residence, per month, no commercial vehicle tires)
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Turpentine
  • TVs (do not breakdown/strip; see weight limit & restrictions)
  • Varnishes

Household hazardous waste or residential electronic scrap items should not be placed on the curb or in your automated container for garbage collection or tree waste/junk waste pickup.

Residential electronic scrap items accepted for recycling include:

  • Monitors
  • CPUs
  • Televisions
  • VCR/DVD/Blu-Ray players
  • Small Electrical Appliances
  • Stereo Equipment

Items Not Accepted at the ESC

The ESC can accept most household hazardous wastes. However, there are some materials the ESC is not authorized to accept which includes the following:

  • Ammunition
  • Businesses Waste
  • Dioxins
  • Explosives
  • Foam Rubber Sheets
  • Freon Containing Appliances
  • Large Appliances
  • Medical Waste
  • Packing Peanuts
  • PCBs
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Propane and Butane (gas) Cylinders
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Smoke Detectors

Limits and Quantities

  • City of Houston residential customers only; no business waste
  • Vouchers (must be purchased in advance by participating communities; non-Houston residential customers only)
  • Total weight of materials not to exceed 100 lbs
  • No individual item to exceed 50 lbs
  • Individual household quantities only
  • No area wide or commercial quantities
  • HHW Materials: ½ pickup truck load, 1 trunk load or approximately 100 pounds total weight
  • Paint: 25 gallons per visit
  • Tires: 5 tires per residence, per month, no commercial vehicle tires


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to bring identification?

A: Yes, a recent water bill must be shown as proof of residency.

Q: Does it cost to drop off my household chemicals?

A: No, it is a free service for residents of the city of Houston.

Q: Do I have to unload my household hazardous waste at the ESC?

A: No, the ESC staff will unload them for you. You never have to get out of your vehicle.

Q: Can I bring chemical waste from my business?

A: No, only household chemicals are accepted.




Reuse Chemical Take-Away - ESC South Only

Every Friday from 9 am – 12 pm, household chemicals and paint that were brought to the ESC for disposal, but appear to be in good condition are made available for citizen reuse. Citizens may take away these items at no charge. A signed liability waiver will be required before removing materials from the site. There is a limit of six (6) chemical items and a cart load of paint per week.

This service is only available at the ESC South location.

ReStore (Craft Items, Books, Post Consumer & Industrial Scrap)

The ReStore, which acts as a book swap, a recycling information library, as well as a repository for craft items and post consumer and post industrial scrap (useful for art projects), is now located at the ESC- South. Items can be dropped off at Westpark and the ESCs during normal service times. Items can be taken away from 9am – 12 noon every Friday during the Reuse Chemical Take-Away.

This service only available at the ESC South location.



Special Waste Generators - click here
 Residential Septic Tank Waste Generators: Domestic septic tank waste generates are required to register their septic tanks before a city of Houston permitted waste hauler will evacuate the septic tank. There is no fee for a first time registration, but in the event the certificate of registration is lost, then a $25 replacement fee will be assessed.

List of permitted transporters

Certificate of Registration Form

Texas Commission for Environmental Control - click here